Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fabric First: My Jellyroll and a New Fabric Store!

When I first moved to San Antonio, there was a locally owned fabric store going out of business nearby. It was an exciting/disappointing time, as I loved the sale prices but was so sad to see a shop close its doors. Fast forward to NOW, and what popped up right before my eyes, in almost the same location...a fabric shop!! As much as I can, I avoid large chains, as sometimes they can be not so efficient, plus they don't carry fabrics from Michael Miller, Moda, etc.

Whooohoo! I was so excited. The same day I saw the shop, I stopped inside...and said "oops!"
The shop was so new it was not actually open for business yet! But the owners were super kind and let me look around, which was awesome but painful because I knew I couldn't buy any of the goodies I saw. So I went back in two days, after they had officially opened and bought some things I had previously scoped out.

I was pleasantly surprised with the assortment at Mesquite Bean Fabrics (and no, this is not a sponsored post, I'm just a really excited fabric shopper), the space is great, and the customer service is excellent. The care with how they cut and fold the fabric is apparent (and appreciated). I felt like my purchase was special to them.

Keep in mind that I am not (yet) a quilter, but was totally ready to jump in on the Row by Row quilt after they explained what it was.
I got the sweetest fabrics, a couple of which are going to be made into pillowcases for Conkerr San Antonio, the rest apparel for my little people.
Also, I bought a jellyroll. Did I mention I am not a quilter? But the way the sweet lady at Mesquite Bean explained it, and showed me the books about working with jelly rolls, if I can sew I can make a jelly roll quilt. The fabrics are "30's Playtime Favorites" by moda. I am sooo excited to get stitching. Oh, and the jelly roll got unrolled by one of my "helpers".

Mesquite Bean Fabrics

6708 N New Braunfels Ave
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Monday-Friday    9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Sunday Closed

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